Ki No Tea Kyoto Dry GinKi No Tea Kyoto Dry Gin
Ki No Tea Kyoto Dry Gin is our product created by collaboration with tea-grower and blender, Hori-Shichimeien, founded in the Meiji era in 1879. Based in the famous Uji region to the south of Kyoto city, a number if super-premium Uji teas have been specially selected to form the heart of KI NO TEA.
Tencha and Gyokuro provide intense aromas and depth of flavour with a wonderful sweetness that occurs naturally in the distillation of these superior teas.
We use leaves harvested in the Okunoyama tea yard, that dates back to 1300’s, and blend carefully with a secret botanical recipe used only in KI NO TEA.
Gentle aromas give the impression of walking into a silent Japanese tea house. First, sweet notes like white-chocolate and citrus arise from the glass, then juniper. KI NO TEA finishes with a very long lasting, warm green tea fragrance.
Kozue Japanese Craft GinKozue Japanese Craft Gin
Kozue Japanese Craft Gin. This is a fresh, piney gin with many of the botanicals sourced from the local area. Some of them are listed on the label, including umbrella pine, mandarin, orange, lemon and Japanese pepper. The spice is quite punchy, with the juniper prominent. The citrus is a little more background – mandarin orange peel feels soft and fresh. Furthermore, the flavor of Sansho (Wakayama’s Japanese pepper) enhances the feeling of aftertaste – the flavor that will make you want to drink more.